Toddler dies after being hit by car – Rathmines

A toddler has died after being hit by a car in a driveway at Lake Macquarie.

Just before 2.30pm today (Monday 15 August 2022), emergency services were called to Rosemary Row, Rathmines, after reports a toddler had been hit by a vehicle in a driveway.

Upon arrival, NSW Ambulance paramedics commenced treating the 22-month-old, however the child died at the scene.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended and established a crime scene.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has commenced.

A 38-year-old male driver has been taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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